We celebrated the end of our Summer Reading Challenge in Doctor Who style.  Some of the ideas and a bulk of the decor was planned by the Teen Advisory Board (TAB).

 

Decor

Teen volunteers decorated the patio with “Bad Wolf” chalk “graffiti”, scavenger hunt items, and a full size Tardis, which was hand made by TAB member Sarah Marshall.

Photo by Brandon Schott
Photo by Brandon Schott
Photo by Alfonso Huerta
Photo by Alfonso Huerta
Photo by Brandon Schott
Photo by Brandon Schott
Photo by Alfonso
Photo by Alfonso Huerta
Photo by Alfonso Huerta
Photo by Alfonso Huerta

 

Photo by Alfonso Huerta
Photo by Alfonso Huerta

Food

I was limited to serving food that could withstand the heat (it was a very humid 85 degrees):  lasagna, “fishsticks” & custard, and lots and lots of sweets.  Cookie cutters were purchased from Etsy and Think Geek; brownie bites were wrapped with these cupcake templates.

Cassandra lasagna Photo by Brandon Schott
Cassandra lasagna
Photo by Brandon Schott
Tardis and logo cookies Photo by Alfonso Huerta
Tardis and logo cookies
Photo by Alfonso Huerta
Dalek brownie bites Photo by Alfonso Huerta
Dalek brownie bites
Photo by Alfonso Huerta
Fishsticks & custard Photo by Jane Gov
Fishsticks & custard
Photo by Jane Gov
Ood krispies Photo by Alfonso Huerta
Ood krispies
Photo by Alfonso Huerta

 

Adipose Challenge

Teens competed in the Adipose Challenge.  They used mini marshmallows and dry spaghetti to build a structure, then suspended a large adipose marshmallow to the top of their structure.  Participants were able to work in groups, but for every extra member of the group, an adipose was added.  The highest freestanding structure is the winner.  The time limit was 15 minutes.

Adipose marshmallows for the Adipose Challenge. Photo by Brandon Schott
Adipose marshmallows for the Adipose Challenge.
Photo by Brandon Schott
Winner of the Adipose Challenge Photo by Alfonso Huerta
Winner of the Adipose Challenge
Photo by Alfonso Huerta
Adipose Challenge Photo by Alfonso Huerta
Adipose Challenge
Photo by Alfonso Huerta
Photo by Alfonso Huerta
Photo by Alfonso Huerta
Photo by Alfonso Huerta
Photo by Alfonso Huerta
Photo by Alfonso Huerta
Photo by Alfonso Huerta
Photo by Alfonso Huerta
Photo by Alfonso Huerta

 

Musical Fez

It’s like Hot Potato, but with a fez.  TAB member, Ben Su, conjured the music and hosted two rounds.

Musical Fez (it's like hot potato, but with a fez) Photo by Alfonso Huerta
Musical Fez (it’s like hot potato, but with a fez)
Photo by Alfonso Huerta

 

DIY Fez

Supplies, equipment, and instructions were set out for teens to make their own fezzes.  TAB member Kara Eng came up with this idea.  To make your own, see instructions here.

fez step8

Photo by Alfonso Huerta
Photo by Alfonso Huerta

 

Scavenger Hunt

Like DIY fez, this was a passive activity.  Attendees were given a sheet of paper listing all the current and past doctors (Doctors 1-11) and were asked to find a trademark item for each.  Eleven items were marked with the DW logo and were placed all around the patio.  The one(s) that came the closest to finding them all won a prize.  No one found all the items, but one came very close at identifying ten items.

Photo by Alfonso Huerta
Photo by Alfonso Huerta

 

Costume Contest

And finally, for everyone who came in costume, there was a contest.  Several volunteers acted as judges, and first and second place winners were selected.

Costume Contest Photo by Alfonso Huerta
Costume Contest
Photo by Alfonso Huerta

 

Prizes

We gave away buttons, magnets, and 3D glasses too all attendees.  Prizes were awarded for the winners of Musical Fez, Scavenger Hunt, Costume Contest, and Adipose Challenge.  TAB member Kara pressed all the buttons & magnets and the rest of the prizes were purchased from Hot Topic.

Photo by Alfonso Huerta
Photo by Alfonso Huerta
Photo by Alfonso Huerta
Photo by Alfonso Huerta

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